(November 1, 2017 — Kings Park, NY) — Dejana Truck and Utility Equipment, a subsidiary of Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (NYSE: PLOW), announced today the opening of a new 90,000 square foot ship-thru facility in Kansas City, MO. The new facility will be located entirely underground in the Hunt Midwest Automotive Alley Subtropolis. The facility has been granted ship-thru code 31G (assembly plant D9K) for the Ford Transit and the F-150 and will primarily install commercial van interiors as well as F150 upfits and accessories.
The new Dejana location is in close proximity to Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant (KCAP) which will enable the company to quickly move vehicles to the upfitting operation and then out for distribution to dealerships nationwide. The facility has the ability to accommodate over 300 vehicles through storage, staging and production, entirely indoors, out of the elements, in a climate-controlled environment.
The Kansas City operation is Dejana’s tenth manufacturing facility and their second ship-thru location. The facility has two primary assembly lines with adjacent production areas for pre-assembly, electrical, decaling and quality control. It also has 1,500 square feet of office space for Dejana’s engineering, production and general administrative staff. The entire production process is being developed using the proprietary Douglas Dynamics Manufacturing System (DDMS) for maximum throughput and efficiency. “The facility is setup so that we can flex capacity up and down as business conditions require. But more importantly, easily add capacity to our footprint as we grow this part of our business,” said Patrick Dietz, General Manager, Van Interiors.
The facility is fully operational and production ready. Job #1 is expected through the facility in the fourth quarter of 2017 and Dejana’s fleet management team is accepting orders from Ford Dealerships, fleet accounts and leasing companies nationwide.
For more information call 888-758-6696, or visit Dejana.com.
About Dejana Truck & Utility Equipment
Based in Kings Park, NY, Dejana Truck & Utility Company (Dejana) focuses on the up-fit of market leading attachments and storage solutions for commercial work vehicles under the DEJANA® brand and its related sub-brands. Dejana employs approximately 550 people at ten manufacturing and up fit facilities in five states across the North East and Mid-Atlantic regions. Current customers include leading utility, energy, telecommunications and transportation companies, as well as large municipal entities. Dejana is a subsidiary of Douglas Dynamics.
About Douglas Dynamics
Home to the most trusted brands in the industry, Douglas Dynamics is North America’s premier manufacturer and up-fitter of commercial Work Truck Attachments and equipment. For more than 65 years, the Company has been innovating products that not only enable people to perform their jobs more efficiently and effectively, but also enable businesses to increase profitability. Through its proprietary Douglas Dynamics Management System (DDMS), the Company is committed to continuous improvement aimed at consistently producing the highest quality products, at industry-leading levels of service and delivery that ultimately drive shareholder value. The Douglas Dynamics portfolio of products and services is separated into two segments: First, the Work Truck Attachments segment, which includes manufactured snow and ice control attachments sold under the FISHER®, HENDERSON®, SNOWEX® and WESTERN® brands. Second, the Work Truck Solutions segment, which includes the up-fit of market leading attachments and storage solutions for commercial work vehicles under the DEJANA® brand and its related sub-brands.